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Useful Tropical Plants

Alpinia mutica

Roxb.

Zingiberaceae

+ Synonyms

Alpinia korthalsii K.Schum.

Alpinia laxiflora Gagnep.

Catimbium muticum (Roxb.) Holttum.

Languas korthalsii (K.Schum.) Merr.

Languas laxiflora (Gagnep.) Merr.

Languas mutica (Roxb.) Merr.

Renealmia mutica (Roxb.) Salisb.

Common Name:

Alpinia mutica
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General Information

Alpinia mutica is a rather slender, herbaceous perennial plant, producing leafy stems 1 - 2 metres tall from a rather slender, creeping rhizome[
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974
Title
Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants - Identification and Cultivation of over 3,000 Tropical Plants
Publication
 
Author
Ahmed Fayaz
Publisher
Firefly Books Ltd.; New Zealand
Year
2011
ISBN
978-1-55407-489
Description
A good photograph and terse but detailed information for over 3,000 species of tropical plants. An excellent reference.
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The plant is sometines harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is cultivated as an ornamental, valued especially for its flowers[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - southern India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Swampy localities[
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Properties

HabitPerennial
Height1.50 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Plants in this genus generally grow best in a sunny or partially sunny position in a moist, fertile soil[
974
Title
Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants - Identification and Cultivation of over 3,000 Tropical Plants
Publication
 
Author
Ahmed Fayaz
Publisher
Firefly Books Ltd.; New Zealand
Year
2011
ISBN
978-1-55407-489
Description
A good photograph and terse but detailed information for over 3,000 species of tropical plants. An excellent reference.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

An infusion of the rhizome is taken as a stomachic and as a remedy for abdominal trouble[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Division of the rhizome[
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Title
Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants - Identification and Cultivation of over 3,000 Tropical Plants
Publication
 
Author
Ahmed Fayaz
Publisher
Firefly Books Ltd.; New Zealand
Year
2011
ISBN
978-1-55407-489
Description
A good photograph and terse but detailed information for over 3,000 species of tropical plants. An excellent reference.
].
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-06-12. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Alpinia+mutica>

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